1. Training Mistakes Every Runner Makes

    As one of the highest calorie-burning activities, running is the cardio workout of choice for many of us who want to lose weight while improving cardiovascular fitness. It’s simple, adaptable to every fitness level, and can be done outside or on a treadmill at the fitness center. Even though running is fairly straight-forward, key training mistakes common to both new and seasoned runners can res…Read More

  2. Avoid These 7 Common Treadmill Running Mistakes

    Running is one of the most natural movements for the human body, but it’s still possible to do it wrong.  Poor running form negatively affects efficiency and speed while increasing the potential for injuries. Even seasoned runners need a reminder of good form now and then, since bad habits have a tendency to creep in over time. If you’re a runner, check for these common treadmill running mist…Read More

  3. Precision Running: Take the Dread out of Treadmill Workouts

    Even in the motivational atmosphere of a lively fitness center, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut with your workout routine – especially when it comes to the treadmill. If you’re just getting started, running for a certain amount of time can be enough of a challenge, but as your cardiovascular fitness improves and running gets easier, your workouts should get harder. This is where many of us f…Read More

  4. Tips for Avoiding Fall Weight Gain

    A study conducted in 2000 revealed that Americans gain an average 1.5 pounds between two key holidays – Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. While this isn’t too surprising, the trend can start as early as September or October if you’re tempted by sugary seasonal treats like pumpkin spice lattes, baked apple pies, Halloween candy, and warm comfort foods like casseroles and pastas. Combine an i…Read More

  5. Need to Drink More Water? Boost Your Metabolism While You’re at It

    We can all stand to drink more water. Besides making up 60 percent of our bodies, it’s vital for most daily processes, including the distribution of nutrients to muscles after a hard workout at the fitness center. Obviously, drinking water hydrates us, but did you know it can also boost your metabolism?   Detox diets take advantage of water’s toxin-flushing abilities, but it can do more f…Read More

  6. How Much Weight Do You Need to Lose?

    Do you think you need to lose weight? When asked this question, most would say yes and even throw out a number – 10 pounds, 50 pounds, 100 pounds. Acknowledging the need to lose weight is an important first step to improving both health and fitness, but what is it based on –actual need, or appearances? Influenced by images in the media, many people get the wrong impression they need to weigh l…Read More

  7. Dreading That Tough Workout? Here Are 7 Mental Techniques to Help You Push Through

    Often the biggest battle when it comes to getting fit isn’t the one with your body – it’s the one in your head. No matter how motivated, everyone has those days when merely showing up for an early-morning or late-night workout at the fitness center is an accomplishment. Instead of phoning it in the next time you feel defeated before you even start, try one of these motivation techniques and …Read More

  8. Combat Childhood Obesity with These Nutrition & Fitness Steps

    In September, families with school-aged children settle back into a busy routine full of sedentary activities and less healthy eating habits. Considering this national trend, one out of every three children in the U.S. is either overweight or obese. There’s also a 70% chance obese children will remain overweight into adulthood.  As National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, September is a good…Read More

  9. Are Your Exercising Too Much? Look for These Signs

    Most people have a hard time finding motivation to make it to the fitness center, but some struggle with the opposite problem – spending too much time there. Exercise is great for you, but, like many other great things in life (like dessert), it’s possible to get too much of a good thing. Our bodies need one to two days of rest a week, and if you’ve been putting in extremely intense workouts…Read More

  10. Dealing with DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

    Whether you’re trying something new or just getting back into your pre-summer fitness gym routine, be prepared to deal with some muscle soreness. For newbies and seasoned athletes alike, delayed onset muscle soreness (shortened to DOMS) comes with the territory of improving fitness. Setting in 24 to 48 hours after a workout, this is the ‘good’ pain referred to in the overused slogan “no pa…Read More